1. Are there any medications I should stop before surgery?

June 23, 2017 8:59 pm Published by

a. Stop taking any anti-inflammatories (aleve, ibuprofen, aspirin, motrin, etc) 1 week prior to surgery, as these medications increase your risk of bleeding. You MAY take Tylenol as needed for pain. If you are on a prescribed blood thinner (Plavix, Coumadin, Xarelto, etc), you should consult the prescribing provider prior to discontinuing these medications.

b. Stop any capsule supplements, such as fish oil, as these increase your risk of bleeding.

c. Stop any estrogen hormone treatment – if possible – two to four weeks prior to surgery, as estrogens increase the risk of blood clot (DVT) after surgery. We recommend not restarting these medications until approximately 2 weeks after surgery. Please consult Dr. Ranawat’s team and/or your medication prescriber if there are any concerns with stopping current medication.

d. For clarification of prescription medications you should or should not take on the day of surgery, please call your prescribing provider.

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